President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the deadliest yet Boko Haram attack on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The insurgents attack led to more than dozens injured, many deaths and over three dozens kidnapped in what has been described as the deadliest attacks by the group in a decade.
In a press statement obtained by Daily Mail, Buhari commiserates with family of victims of attacks, assuring them that his “administration will continually frustrate the devilish operations of Boko Haram, and bring it to an end.”
Buhari condemns the “murderous and cowardly attack on innocent passengers by the Boko Haram terrorists near Maiduguri”, adding: “This administration is ever determined to frustrate their goal to hold Nigeria to ransom.”
“The commitment of this administration to protect the lives of Nigerians will not be derailed by the cowardly and indiscriminate violence against innocent people by Boko Haram terrorists,” he said, while reacting to recent attacks in Maiduguri.
The President Buhari, who also condoled with the government of Borno State, warns “that terrorists are clearly on a back foot and their days are numbered.”
“As our armed forces continue to receive more hardware and intelligence to counter our current security challenges, the remnants of Boko Haram will ultimately be crushed.”
“The peculiar challenges of asymmetric warfare notwithstanding, our armed forces are ever determined to defeat these enemies of humanity.”
Daily Mail reports that Boko Haram has stepped up attacks in recent months kidnapping and killing people in what’s becoming a flooding phase in war in the North East of Nigeria.